The first ever Baldwinsville, NY farmer’s market

Today marked the first ever Baldwinsville, NY farmer’s market. It will be held every Wednesday from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Village Square– aka the middle of the village between the Diner and Sammy’s. It will run from June 5 through Oct. 23. It will feature locally grown foods from nearby farms such as Abbott’s and Reeve’s, food vendors, and handmade products.

Xander and I rolled up around 4 p.m. and found a parking spot in the packed lot by the Baldwinsville Diner. The increased traffic was noticeable. Approximately 20 tents were set up in the square and live music was playing. The market had a nice showing and many people were milling around. This first market, though, was mostly handmade goods and food vendors. You could buy soap, soy candles, earrings (including Bud Light bottle cap earrings) or garden decorations; in addition, you could buy flowers (like snapdragons or marigolds) or vegetables/herbs to plant. We saw a cheese tent and a visiting winery. The only produce available was strawberries. I bought the last box from Reeve’s for $5. Xander opted for a small cup of cherry Italian ice for $2.50. We sat at a picnic table so he could eat it. Overall, it was an enjoyable way to spend 30 minutes and support local businesses.

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Hopefully with time, it will grow to include more produce and vendors… and they will get some trashcans.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBaldwinsvilleCommunityFarmersMarket

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Picking Strawberries & Raspberries in NY

We live within 2 miles to a pick-your-own farm so last week after dinner we drove over to pick some strawberries and raspberries. Xander LOVES to pick fruit! Later in the year, this farm will have cherries, blueberries, apples, prunes, and pumpkins so we’ll be back! Anyway, He got quite good at picking the ripe berries as opposed to under ripe ones. Now if we could only get him excited about veggies!! Here are some photos from our adventure  at the farm!

Our strawberry loot

Xander & Daddy picking strawberries

cows at the farm

raspberry time!

Look Mom, I'm not squishing it!!

Xander's reward for a job well-done... CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!